Amy Poehler Is Celebrating Smart Girls

[Editor’s note: Have you seen Amy Poehler’s utterly charming website Smart Girls at the Party? Where she interviews girls about their interests, dreams, and thoughts on feminism? It’s everything you would imagine: funny, touching, and brilliant. And a website for girls of all ages. In the following video clip, Amy talks to Ruby, who is “7 ¾.” –Mona] ...more
I love Smart Girls and everything that Amy is doing to empower young girls and women. She's my hero! more

Amy Poehler and The Smart Girl Effect

Let's take a minute to talk about Amy Poehler. Amy is awesome not just because she had a successful run on Saturday Night Live, is keeping NBC alive with Parks and Rec and is half of the Amy and Tina comedy hour (just a dream of mine that I hope comes true)....more
Elaine Griffin  I need that reminder every day haha! Thanks for reading! more

Amy Poehler and The Smart Girl Effect

Let's take a minute to talk about Amy Poehler. Amy is awesome not just because she had a successful run on Saturday Night Live, is keeping NBC alive with Parks and Rec and is half of the Amy and Tina comedy hour (just a dream of mine that I hope comes true)....more
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Biggest Loser Finale: What Happened to Rachel?

Immediately, my Twitter stream was on fire with comments of concern for Rachel. Was she healthy? Why did she look SO THIN? Was she sick? Did the process of being on the show somehow trigger an eating disorder? What did she do to herself??...more
I agree-she should definitely be proud of and celebrate her hard work, I mean the amount of ... more

To the XOJane Writer of "There Are No Black People In My Yoga Class"

This is my my response to Jen Caron's post on xoJane.com yesterday, called "IT HAPPENED TO ME: THERE ARE NO BLACK PEOPLE IN MY YOGA CLASSES AND I’M SUDDENLY FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE WITH IT." Here is an excerpt of what she wrote: ...more
"I don't need your help, I'm good!" Haha, the best! Great response. Definitely have had that ... more

Found Object Malbec: Found Flavor

After a lovely dinner at Maria's Italian Kitchen, that was accompanied by a delicious Robert Mondavi California Pinot Noir, the Hubs and I decided to pop in to Trader Joe's and pick up a bottle of wine to complete the evening.  The Hubs is a lover of "real booze" as I call it, you know sipping bourbon or an aged whiskey, so the decision making involved picking a wine that would offer a slow burn. ...more
I'm a sucker for a cute label too! I love Malbec and will see if my TJ's has this one-thanks for ... more

Sexual Responsibility and The Post-Breakup "Surprise" Kid

WARNING- This sh*t is about to get real and preachy. If you think sexual irresponsibility is cool, don’t read this.I’ve encountered this too often for it not to be a trend. It’s a horrifying fad to me and I’d like to call it out. I’ve dated several men who, post-divorce or post-long term relationship breakup, end up knocking up a short-timer and now have a kid. (I’m sure you’ve heard of Dwyane Wade and his relationship hiatus baby by now). ...more
Great article! I agree with so much of this, but have to question the first topic-the ... more

Has Your Makeup Expired? When to Stash and When to Trash

This is the time of year we are reminded to go through our cabinets and dispose of expired items, from food to medications -- but we tend to forget one thing that most of us use daily: makeup. ...more
There are also little suggested time usage guides on most makeup containers. If you look on the ... more

10 Food Blog Trends That Should Stop

In food, as in fashion, trends come and go. As in fashion, some of those trends become so ubiquitous that we simply tire of them. And so, like peplums and ombre hair, here is a list of trends in food blogging that we'd like to be able to say in retrospect were so 2013. Stripey Straws Image: Courtesy of Sean Timberlake ...more
I SO agree with the paleo thing! Some desserts are just meant to be dessert-unaltered, sugary, ... more

Are You Cut Out for Self-Employment?

Do you have what it takes to be self-employed?  It can look so easy from the outside looking in, but that is a total mirage because it barely provides a peek into what it really takes to run a successful business. ...more
Such great advice! I've been thinking about self-employment for a bit now and your series has ... more